wow..... why r u blaming me for the pic? god is the one who made that body, why are you against god's creation? anyways, FINE, i wont upload that pic...MilitantAtheist ji
If you are wondering what happened to your avatar == I deleted it. Please do not upload it again. Nor should you upload any avatar depicting a naked or half-naked human body.
When Aman Singh ji comes back online -- a decision will be made about your continued participation in the forum.
Militiant Athiest Ji ,hey how you doing? i didnt have time to read your entire post, so im going to respond to your title instead. Losing uour religion... well,
I mean, your on the right path.... I was in your situation before, and im glad that im not a slave anymore. Live your life, the way you want to. Dont let a pre determined set of rules and regulations run your life. Just use your common sense, and you will know whats right from wrong... thats all you need. good luck, and let me know if you got any questions.
Dear BhagatSingh Ji peace, is that your handsome face with the nice orange turban?
Sikh is not going downhill, it’s just the people. If I wasn’t born a whiteeee in England and bought up as an Anglo Saxon I would like to have been a Sikh.
So look positive, to be in Sikh religion is I think a wonderful privilege. No one can take that from you.
Right now do you take it off?
Peace and best wishes.
I dont agree with your second point.... Muslims are also required to keep beard and in the East many of them wear turbans. Infact sometimes its quite difficult to tell a Sikh and Muslim apart (turban wearing) so how is our identity unique?A tough situation especially for the sikh youth keeping the symbols of Khalsa but here go my two cents.
1) Anybody on the spiritual path MUST have the wisdom to realize that most people are 100% asleep, behaving and acting uncounsciously, unaware, spiritualy dead, goin off stimuly. We must not get angry at people and we must not condemn people for there stupid behavior.
2) To be a sikh is to stand out like in a crowd of hundreds, i believe this was gurus intention and we must be aware of the fact that a sikh WILL attract attention where he goes. The appereance of a sikh is unique and one must expect people to wonder,stare,gaze and probe.
3) Who cares what others think? who cares if someone called you a terrorist? who cares if someone called you obama? Even if someone calls you a homo, so what? Are they true? A wise person does not waste ENERGY worrying about what others think .
A sikh who has choosen to keep kesh or dastar should be 100% confident for he is wearing gurus crown. A sikh with dastar should be walking like a emperor! a sardar! Not worrying about what others think. A true sikh knows that his brave ancesters choose DEATH! and not the removing of ones hair by enemies. Banda Singh Bahadur had his baby choped into pieces in front of him but he would not renounce his faith/beliefs.
This level of confidence can ONLY happen when a blossoming has happend inside of you and has made you AWARE of the significance of wearing gurus crown/bana. This can only happen if you have studied the bravery and history of sikhs. If someone has choosen to keep kesh/dastar for cultural/superficial reasons then its a whole difirent story.
Muslims are required to shave their bodies every 45 days; however I am not sure that all do.Muslims are also required to keep and beard and in the East many of them where turbans.
Muslims clip their beards if they have them. Whereas, Sikhs do not clip their beards. Sikhs do not tie dastar in what are typically Muslim styles (cf. Maharastra style, Afghan style),Sikh turbans are distinctive if you know your way around in the world of turbans.However, can someone please explain how we are suppose to stick out in a crowed of millions if we look very similar to Muslims.
The "crowd" then is not the same as the "crowd" today. Nor the same as the "crowd" in the early 20th Century when the Sikh Rehat Maryada was being written and endorsed by Sikhs worldwide. That was the time when keeping kesh and wearing a turban ultimately became "distinctive" of Sikhs. Before that kesh and dastar were part of a long historical tradition.Also when our identity was created from what I know at that time Muslims also wore turbans so only by removing the turban would a Sikh look different compared to a muslim, so how would we stick out in the crowed?